Undergraduate Music Facilities

Marshall Field House, a Georgian mansion, is the center for the Music Program. The building's drawing room is used for lectures, Master Classes, ensemble performances and student recitals. There are eleven performance and instruction studios, each complete with audio and recording equipment, that are open to students (from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.) for practicing before and after teaching faculty are at the College. Seven private practice studios (equipped with computers and acoustic and electronic pianos) - a chamber music studio, a percussion studio, a computer room, three practice studios- as well as an instrument lock-up room are available to the students at all times when Marshall Field is open. There is an Electronic Music Studio with state-of-the-art synthesizers, computers, and MIDI gear. There are also 14 Steinway grands and three harpsichords.

The William Schuman Music Library, with its extensive sound recording collection, has twelve fully equipped listening and computer and study stations (CD players, cassette players, turntables, VCRs, DVD players, Mac & PC). Reisinger Concert Hall, a 400-seat auditorium, has a nine foot concert Hamburg Steinway and a seven foot concert Steinway and is used for larger events, choral and orchestra concerts (including an annual student concerto evening), as well as performances by faculty and visiting artists.

Electronic Music Studio

The electronic music studio has a full array of equipment, from classic instruments such as Moog, Buchla and Arp synthesizers and multi-track tape recorders, to those that meet the current standards for digital synthesis, hard disc recording, signal processing, computer sequencing and editing. Beyond class time, students have access to the studio from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

An integral part of the performing arts at Sarah Lawrence, the electronic music studio serves the Electronic Music Program as well as the music, dance, theater, and filmmaking departments. Courses that incorporate electronic music are offered in the dance and theater departments, and students may also arrange individually to compose works for student dance compositions, theater productions and films. This encourages and fosters student collaboration across disciplines. There are also ample opportunities for students to present their work in concerts and workshops.

The Director of Electronic Music at Sarah Lawrence College is John Yannelli.

Electronic Music Equipment

Recording & Studio Equipment

  • Toft ATB32 channel Analog Mixer
  • Mackie 1642 VLZ Pro Mixers
  • Ashley line mixers
  • Otari MX5050 8- track recorders
  • Otari MX5050II 2-track recorders
  • HHB CDR-800 CD recorder/player
  • Marantz CDR-500 CD recorder/player
  • Genelic, JBL, EV and Tannoy monitor speakers
  • Microphones: AKG, Shure, B&K, Neumann, Audio Technica, ElectroVoice

Outboard Signal Processing Equipment

  • Lexicon PCM 42 digital delay
  • Lexicon PCM 91 digital reverb
  • Lexicon PCM 81 digital processor
  • Lexicon MPX 100 effects processor
  • Yamaha SPX 1000 and SPX 90 multi-effects processors
  • Alesis Quadraverb
  • Wavemaker 255R Dual Phase Shifter
  • Rane ME 15/ME 30 Graphic Equalizers
  • ART Dual True-Stereo Studio Effect Processor
  • DBX 242 Parametric Equalizers
  • DBX 266 Compressor/Limiter
  • Behringer Composer Compressor/Limiter
  • Behringer Ultra-Curve DSP 8000
  • TC Helicon Voice one Modeler and pitcher corrector

Digital Synthesizers/Keyboards

  • Yamaha DX7
  • Kurzweil K2500XS Sampler/Synth
  • Kurzweil K2000S Sampler/Synth
  • Kurzweil K250 Synth/Sampler/Sequencer
  • Roland R-5 Drum Machine
  • Dave Smith Tempest – Drum Machine and Analog Synth
  • Waldorf MicroWave XT30 
  • Korg Triton Sampling Synth
  • Roland Fantom 
  • Roland JV1080
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000

Analog Synthesizers

  • Moog Modular System 35 with Dual Sequencers
  • Buchla Series 100 Cabinets with Sequencers (2)
  • ARP 2600 Modified synthesizer
  • Memory Moog
  • Mini Moog (vintage)
  • Moog Voyager
  • Electro Comp 101, 200 and 400 Synths
  • Electro Comp Poly Box

Computer, MIDI & Music Technology

  • MacPro 8 core
  • MacPro Quad core
  • MacBook / Macbook Pro
  • Digidesign Expansion Chassis 
  • ProControl w/Edit Pack
  • Digidesign 003 surface, 002 surface, 002 rack, Mbox, Mbox Pro, M-Powered surface,
  • Command 8.
  • Glyph hard drives 
  • MOTU – Midi timepiece AV, Midi Express
Software: (running the latest versions)
  • ProTools HD3 Accel 
  • ProTools HD Native
  • ProTools HDX
  • Digital Performer
  • Volta
  • Unisyn
  • Logic Pro
  • Bias Peak  
  • Traction
  • Waves Diamond (TDM/Native)
  • Sound Toys
  • MaxMSP
  • Final Cut Studio Pro
  • Finale
  • Sibelius

Instruments & Amplifiers

  • Steinway Model B Grand Piano
  • Yamaha DC3 and DC6 Disklavier pianos
  • Hammond B3 organ with Leslie cabinet
  • Fender Stage 112SE Guitar Amplifier
  • Peavey Bass and Keyboard Amplifier
  • Roland Keyboard KC 700 Keyboard Amplifier